Remember the Khmer Rouge prison I said I visited? Check out today’s BBC articles about the commander of it. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16865834 More information about the infamous ‘Duch’ here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-10685769.He directly oversaw the detention and torture of 17,000 inmates. He spent years hiding on the Thai border working as a teacher and at some point converted to Christianity. He […]
Who is that idiot?
When we were in Phnom Penh we visited the infamous Tuol Sleng Khmer Rouge Prison s-21 and the Killing Fields. For those who aren’t familiar with the history, the Khmer Rouge took power in Cambodia mid-April 1975, about two weeks before the Fall of Saigon. They were a brutal communist regime, headed by Pol Pot, who wanted to […]
On the second day in Phnom Penh the boys boarded a bus headed north for Siem Reap whilst me and Jen went in the opposite direction; towards the coast. Our other housemate who had decided to motorobike all the way from Ho Chi Minh City was due to meet us there too. Our destination was […]
The trip to Cambodia was so eventful and has triggered so many thoughts my brain has gone into word overload. It went from palaces to prisons, from long island ice teas to literal long islands, from tuk tuks to tree houses, from hot showers to washing with a bucket of rainwater. Plus a bit of […]
Most people have heard of the Vietnamese Tet festival due to the 1968 Tet Offensive during the Vietnam War. My housemates and I are conducting our very own Tet Offensive. However, instead of infiltrating urban areas of South Vietnam, we shall be ambushing Cambodian beaches and islands. Instead of trekking through the jungles and crawling through […]